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Rethinking Romantic Comedy through the Art Film: Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Raffaele Ariano

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Rafaele Ariano examines Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2014) as a hybrid of the art film and the romantic comedy. Ariano conceptualizes the “art romantic comedy” as a ... More


Music Video, Songs, Sound: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter shows how Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind establishes structure and projects a sense of musicality. Its story’s lacunae emerge through a bewildering number of flashbacks as well as ... More


Memory à la Americana: From Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Be Kind Rewind

Yu-Yun Hsieh

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Be Kind Rewind (2008). In the former, Joel has his memory of his ex-lover Clementine erased before deciding to try to reverse ... More


Eternity without Sunshine: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Hopelessness of Love

Todd McGowan

in Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the time distortion applied in Michel Gondry’s film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has changed the traditional filmic romantic union. Traditional filmic romantic ... More


Apocalypse Ever After: Lifted Veils and Transcendent Time in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Sheheryar B. Sheikh

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Sheheryah B. Sheikh examines the narrative organization of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2014)’s love story through the lenses of apocalyptic literary theory and eschatology. ... More


L’Amour fou Revisited: The Surrealist Poetics of Michel Gondry

Sian Mitchell

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sian Mitchell’s chapter traces the legacy of Frenchpoetic realist director Jean Vigo (1905–34) in Gondry’s work. Drawing on the surrealist theories of André Breton, this chapter argues that early ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Marcelline Block and Jennifer Kirby (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The acclaimed French auteur behind the mind-bending modern classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Michel Gondry has ... More


Charlie Kaufman

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Charlie Kaufman, whose scripts include Being John Malkovich (1999) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). His directorial debut Synecdoche, New York ... More


Michel Gondry

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Michel Gondry. His films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), a second collaboration with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. The film ... More


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